A professional prevention training requires state-of-the-art content, highly qualified trainers and modern didactics. In order to guarantee a successful training and enable trainees to make most use of the benefits our trainings use state-of-the-art means to visualize the training effects. All trainings went through a comprehensive research process and are reviewed regularly to incorporate most recent technical developments.
Allegium only employs driving instructors as coaches, as they have the necessary competences and are used to apply them safely in real traffic. Besides mastery in driving safety and Eco-Driving, the profile of an Allegium driving trainer comprises steering competence of group dynamics and feedback discussions, power to motivate as well as teaching expertise and media competence. Formal qualifications are driving instructors licence and specific train-the-trainer seminars with certification. Learn more below…
Edutainment and coaching are guiding principles in Allegium Driver Training. Learning in Allegium training sessions is generally perceived as easy, agreeable, entertaining, enjoyable and practice-relevant. Though most of the conveyed tips are already common knowledge, they manage to impress deeply when visualised in practice in first-hand experience. Learn more below …
Allegium training liablility insurances go beyond normal event and training insurances. In addition to standardized passenger and vehicle insurances, driver training in real traffic implies intervention in driving behaviour which is covered by a special driving instructors insurance.
Technical knowledge and skills of Allegium trainers
- expertise in driving safety and Eco-Driving as well as vehicle technology, engine physics, driving physics, etc.
- expertise in driving safety and Eco-Driving techniques and in putting it into practice
- compliance with national legislation regarding driver training on public roads
Psychological and didactical knowledge and skills of Allegium trainers
- experience in driver training on public roads
- knowledge and pursuit of the principles of the GDE matrix
- awareness of the psychological impacts of individual intervention measures
- knowledge and pursuit of the principles and didactics of coaching (e.g. co-operative approach, etc.)
- pursuit of „safety first”-guideline (i.e. quitting a training if safer to do so)
- experience in evaluating abilities such as general driving skills, driving safety and Eco-Driving skills
- knowledge how to cope with resistance (prejudices, dislikes, etc.) and how to give it a positive spin
- experience in tailoring an individual course with respect to the participant’s skills including balancing driver’s priorities and most fuel saving actions
- experience in motivating trainees to change their driving behaviour and bring practical and emotional benefits into effect
Overall pedagogical approach:
- Principle of partnership (no shortfall analysis as in scoring method; supportive feedback on already given skills; no examination)
- Involving the participant in designing a sensible individual training
- Convincing by applying recommendations which seem simple in the first place but prove to be complex and surprisingly effective
- Providing representative opportunities to practice and experience tips in everyday situations
- Delivering striking arguments and images against common prejudices and for smart changes in order to facilitate integration of the conveyed into daily routine
Coaching is practiced in management, marketing and in personal context. Triggered by expert suggestions, specific actions are assessed under real-world conditions and better alternatives jointly revealed. Coaching is the most effective way to lead the coachee to his personal optimum.
The development tool of Coaching is expert counselling while a person is exercising complex actions. The training target is to be defined by the coachee supported by the coach who actively avoids being perceived as school teacher or examiner by not giving any kind of negative fedback whatsoever. The coach is trainer of skills but also partner and motivator. He is to enable, accompany and facilitate the coachee´s development process.
Driver coaching in particular has to take into account in which way driving is part of the life context of the coachee as it is no isolated phenomenon but strongly correlated to individual conditions. Therfore, you need to get information on the participant´s background, experiences and motives. Situations can be customised which allow valuable first impressions, help finding an individual treatment by sophisticated questioning and trigger further-leading interactive involvement. The key principle of coaching is partnership. Any employed didactical technique only serves the purpose to foster personal involvement by finding own answers.
Driver motivation is constitutive for a sustainable change in driving behaviour to safer, healthier and fuel-efficient motoring. Allegium therefore employs the advanced teaching methodology of Coaching which is a co-operative hands-on approach. Coaching stimulates intrinsic motivation to improve skills and change driving style.
Based on positive trainer feedback and individual assessment, drivers trained perceive themselves as better than before. This and individual fuel savings measured or safety gains are essential for learning transfer to everyday driving. As the individual training and its results are highly convincing, even professional and high-mileage drivers are surprised and delighted and award top-ratings in post-training questionnaires on Allegium courses.